Various Firefox problems

By resu ยท 7 replies
Mar 4, 2006
  1. hi..
    Ive been using firefox for 2 years now and it has never ever let me down until today !!
    i booted my PC as normal and i opened Firefox and found that my Bookmarks had all dissappeared !!??? i dont have a clue where they have gone

    secondly as i started to add my bookmarks again, if i went to a page it would be fine but then if i added it to the bookmarks folder it started to shake/wobble up and down within the firefox window (it was only shaking below the FF toolbar). now everytime i try and access that page with FF it shakes but the subpages from the bookmarked page dont shake!

    I have uninstalled and re-installed firefox and it makes no difference to my porblem ... this makes me think that its a registry problem, but i dont know anything about the registry so i cant do anything to that! on another forum some people said that it was most porbably a virus, but avast didnt pick it up with my last scan. Someone else said that it was windows and the only way i could solve the problem would be to format my HDD and re-install everything again (I am understandably reluctant to do that).

    If anyone has experienced these problems and/or know how to fix it, that would be great!!

    thank you.

    (ive been to the mozilla site and i cant find any email addresses for me to use to get their ppoint of view on my problem)
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    did you back up your hard disk?
  3. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    This link tells you how to troubleshoot and FULLY uninstall Firefox.Also where you might find bookmarks,if they still exist("C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\").
    If all else fails -
  4. resu

    resu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 172

    firstly thx for the replies

    - i havent backed up my HDD.... why is it worth a windows re-install ?

    - i'll try the link and hopefully i can get some results .... um where is the link where i can find out how to uninstall firefox completely? (if you could post that link it would be great! thx

    after having a look i found all my bookmarks in a backup file!!!!
    C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\u2edln3i.default\bookmarkbackups

    im so pleased
    thank you
  5. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

  6. resu

    resu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 172

    thx man this is awesome !!! firefox is workin again now... but how do i restore my bookmarks from the backup files (i saved them form the folder) ??

    if you can help that would be great!! thx
  7. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Open Firefox then go to Bookmarks/Manage bookmarks/File/Import/select "Import from file",then navigate to where your bookmarks are.
  8. 24kmidas

    24kmidas TS Rookie

    Your Not Alone....

    The exact thing happened to me today. I lost all my bookmarks at boot up this morning, started restoring them, booted back up this evening and they're gone again. It can't be a registry problem on two different computers can it?
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